International Recipes

Hoisin Sauce

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Yield: 1 serving


  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce (usual/dark/light)
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter/black bean paste
  • 1 tablespoon honey/molasses/white or dark sugar
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seed oil
  • 20 drops Chinese-style hot sauce, habanero, jalapeño
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Simply mix ingredients together. At first it does not appear like it will mix, but keep at it just a bit longer and you have Hoisin. Letting it rest does not appear to improve the taste.


EXPERIMENT! Now you have control of the taste. Lighter for chicken and pork, stronger for beef and game. Sweeter for Dim Sum.

The commercial recipe is presumably the black bean paste. I presume they are the same as Mexican/Spanish black beans.

Different types of soy, molasses, some of the oil being hot pepper oil, other styles of pepper sauce. All kinds of variations. However, with light soy and honey, the taste of peanut dominates.

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